Dental One Associates of Pikesville
25 Hooks Lane, Suite 212, Pikesville, MD 21208

How to Prevent Periodontal Disease as you Age

dca-blog-gum-disease_1200x630

While many health problems are out of your control, gum disease is one that you’re able to completely prevent. Discover what it takes to keep your smile very healthy.

More than your Smile is at Stake

Periodontal disease may be very common, but it’s also very serious, especially for older adults. For many, the first signs of gum disease are swollen, sore, bleeding gums. This can make it painful for seniors to eat and get the proper nutrition they need, which is already a problem for many. Plus, you may not realize that gum disease in seniors can have larger health implications. See, periodontal disease has been linked to many health conditions, such as heart disease and tissue damage. That’s why seniors must understand the importance of taking good care of their smiles.

The Cause and the Cure

Gum disease is a dental condition where your gums and other tissues near your teeth get swollen and infected. If not promptly treated, it can advance into a more severe stage called periodontal disease. No matter the stage or your age, the leading cause of the condition is improper dental hygiene at home. Gum disease is very common, but you won’t have to deal with this problem if you protect your dental health.

Smart Suggestions to Prevent Gum Disease in Seniors

With age comes wisdom, so be smart about protecting your smile. Luckily, you can significantly reduce your risk for periodontal disease with proper dental hygiene at home and regular visits to an affordable dentist. Follow these simple tips to keep your smile healthy throughout the years:

  • Talk to your dentist about the proper way to brush your teeth.
  • Brush at least twice a day, or as recommended for your needs.
  • Brush your teeth in circular motions at a 45-degree angle to your gums for the most comprehensive cleaning.
  • Be very gentle when brushing.
  • Floss your teeth at least once a day.
  • If flossing has become challenging, call your dentist to ask about simpler flossing options.
  • Visit an affordable dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings at least twice a year.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Pikesville, call Dental One Associates of Pikesville today at (443) 898-1231 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Pikesville. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Pikesville, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Pikesville.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I am satisfied with the services.
Theresa J.
Great customer service and pleasant atmosphere
Robin H.
Fast service
Shekenah W.
Everytime it had an appointment or emergency I have received great care from the front desk all the way back to Dr. Stewart!
Jack M.
My dental hygienist was very pleasant and she explained everything she did.
Joann R.
Short wait time, the hygienist is genteel and efficient. I am always out of there in a reasonable amount of time.
Julia C.
Excellent service
John B.
Great service all the way around.
John T.
I used to be terrified of dentist. Dr. Steward and staff are the best. Compassionate and professional.
Delores J.
Great customer service and pleasant atmosphere.
Linda A.
Crystal is back and the reason I come to this office. She is very good at her job, always pleasant and again the reason I’m here.
Esther A.
The pleasant atmosphere
Robin H.
I love the friendliness of the staff!
Maedell B.
Friendliness of staff and cleaniness of office
Anthony C.
Quality of service received, friendliness of staff, prompt service
Linda L.
I have always enjoyed coming to this office. Everyone is very nice and helpful. They offer all available options so i can make the best decisions for my dental care. I appreciate all of the employees […]
Jana B.
I think when you have a team of caring dentist and dental assistance that works with courtesy kindness and concern for their patients it shows a level of reconmendation you can give someone to use […]
Sheila B.
Good service, explained things very well, assistant was friendly and made feel comfortable.
Donald L.
Always good service
Patrice S.
I became a new patient and I received on the spot treatment and care the same day.
Chakeesha S.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (443) 898-1231
Our Location